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Annual Conference

The 78th Arkansas Historical Association Annual Conference 2019 

April  11-13, 2019
Stuttgart, Arkansas


Call for Presentations (pdf)

Land, Race, and Identity

The Arkansas Historical Association (AHA) invites presentation proposals for its seventy-eighth annual conference, to be held in Stuttgart, April 11-13, 2019.  Founded in the late nineteenth century by German immigrants, Stuttgart has a rich history as one of Arkansas’s most important agricultural centers, known especially for its rice production and waterfowl habitat. The 2019 conference will mark several major anniversaries, including the bicentennial of the formation of Arkansas Territory and the centennial of the Elaine Race Massacre. We seek presentations on a broad array of topics from all time periods that illuminate how the land—and ideas about it—have intersected with various identities, including race, to help shape the history of Arkansas. Presentations will be limited to twenty minutes. The use of audio-visual elements is encouraged.

Please send proposals of approximately 200 words to:

Blake Perkins, program chair
56 McClellan Dr.  #3691
Walnut Ridge, AR 72476
870-759-4145 office
870-844-0299 cell

Proposals should be submitted by October 20, 2018, and include a mailing address, phone number, and email address.  Proposals may be submitted by email. Please contact the program chair with any questions.  It is now required that in order to participate in the conference, all presenters must be members in good standing of the Arkansas Historical Association. Membership details are available on the AHA website, arkansashistoricalassociation.org.